The taper is going as well as can be expected, I suppose. I may just drive my family nuts before next weekend. I am trying to distract myself with a few good books, Harry Potter and Organized Simplicity are the current reads. I am enjoying them both, but honestly, what I want to do right now is organize every single closet, drawer, cabinet, and bookshelf that lies within the boundaries of my home. I would love even more to grab a few gallons of paint and get to work redecorating the house.
I ran my last "long" run which was only about 7 miles, which was supposed to be 10, but my running partner needed to finish up earlier than expected. I thought about going out for more later in the day, but I will just put a few more on the shoes tomorrow.
I am about as well trained for Rocky as I can be with regards to mileage. I wish I had been able to put a bit more time into core and upper body, but I am definitely stronger than I have ever been. A good goal for after Rocky will be to focus on those two things for a few weeks before ramping up the mileage again.
Tonight I will spend time making my list of things to pack in the drop bags, though I suspect it will be minimal. I find I lean more and more on less and less at events now, but I do want to be prepared. Thankfully, Joe Prusaitis runs an amazing race and his volunteers are top notch. They get running. They get how to help. And I know that I can rely on them to take good care of me as well as all the other runners out there.
Found myself a bit awestruck this week when I heard that some of the big dawgs were coming to play! I am just as excited about seeing old friends as well as some new ones I've made in the last few months. For now, I am going to focus on staying in the moment, living simply and fully and not just wishing I could jump to next weekend. I have worked a long time to get to this point in the dream and I do not want to miss a moment of it!
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau